What's next for Dex in 2024?
Celebrating 2023: A Year of Breakthroughs at Dex
This past year has been nothing short of extraordinary for Dex. We've rolled out a plethora of innovative features, and we're honored that thousands have joined the Dex+ community, with many more signing up daily. Our journey doesn't end here—there's an expansive horizon ahead, beckoning us to enhance and expand even further.
Let's dive into the most impactful features we introduced in 2023.
Card Variants Unleashed
Your feedback was our command. The community clamored for a way to track card variants such as Reverse Holo, 1st Edition, Shadowless, and more — and we've made it happen!
Snap 'Em All
In October, we revolutionized how you manage your Pokémon TCG collection with the debut of our card scanning feature. Effortlessly add cards to your collection using your device's camera—transforming tedious manual entry into a thing of the past.
Taking your feedback to heart, we've reimagined our scanner for even greater performance. The latest iteration, released just days ago in Dex version 12.0.0, promises unparalleled speed and precision. With an intuitive interface, cataloging your collection has never been easier or more enjoyable. Experience the upgrade now and see the difference for yourself!
Imagine turning your passion for collecting Pokémon cards into an adventure, complete with rewards. That's the spirit behind our Badges! Designed to add a layer of excitement to your collecting endeavors, these badges await those who dare to take on specially designed missions. Are you ready to embark on this quest?
For those curious, here are all the badges we released in 2023:
Japanese Prices Initiative
We ventured into launching Japanese sets in beta during 2023, and we are steadfast in our commitment to refine and perfect this feature throughout 2024
Smart Folders Revolution
Picture a world where your bookmark folder evolves on its own, automatically syncing with your growing collection. With Smart Folders, that's not just a possibility—it's reality. These dynamic folders adapt based on rules you set, keeping your catalog fresh and updated without lifting a finger.
Intrigued? Give Smart Folders a spin and witness their magic firsthand!
Embracing Global Community Through Localization
Dex isn't just an app; it's a global family. To ensure everyone feels at home, we've engaged a dedicated community to help us break language barriers, making Dex accessible in multiple languages.
Welcoming Rick van den Belt to the Dex Family
2023 wasn't just a milestone in terms of features, it was also a landmark year for team growth. We're thrilled to spotlight our very first hire, Rick van den Belt, all the way from the Netherlands. Rick has joined us as a Content Manager, a role that is crucial for the continuous evolution of Dex.
His expertise lies in meticulously adding new cards, curating sets, and identifying variants — ensuring that our database is not only extensive but also accurate and up-to-date. Rick's keen eye for detail and profound knowledge of the Pokémon universe have already made him an invaluable asset to our team.
With Rick on board, we're more equipped than ever to manage the vast expanse of content that makes Dex the go-to resource for collectors around the globe. Here's to many more years of collaboration and success! Welcome to the team, Rick!
Mapping the Future: Dex's 2024 Roadmap
As we bask in the glow of a successful 2023, it's time to cast our eyes forward and unveil what we have in store for the year ahead. We're not just fine-tuning Dex, we're gearing up to revolutionize the way you engage with your favorite Pokémon TCG platform. Here's a sneak peek at the major milestones we aim to achieve in 2024.
Uncover Reprints: Your Collection's Hidden Connections Revealed
This innovative feature will allow you to effortlessly identify cards that are semantically identical to others, such as finding all art variations, including rare versions, of a particular card. With Reprints, determining the different iterations and releases of your favorite cards becomes a breeze, making your collecting experience richer and more informed.
Decks: The Next Frontier
Dex has established itself as the preeminent destination for Pokémon TCG collectors on Apple platforms. In 2024, we're taking a giant leap to extend our services to cater to players as well. The upcoming "Decks" feature will enable enthusiasts to not only manage their collections but also build, test, and refine their playing decks.
Our goal is to make Dex an indispensable resource for the competitive and casual player alike, enhancing gameplay strategy and enjoyment.
Sharing is Caring
Collecting and playing are activities best enjoyed with friends and family. That's why we're introducing the ability to share your bookmark folders and potentially even your entire collection.
Whether you're coordinating trades, planning game nights, or simply showing off your latest acquisitions, the new "Sharing" functionality will connect you with your community like never before.
Embracing Web & Android
We believe everyone should have access to the best tools for engaging with the Pokémon TCG, which is why we're excited to announce our expansion beyond Apple devices. In 2024, Dex will hopefully spread its wings to both Web and Android platforms, ensuring that no matter where you are or what device you use, you'll have the full power of Dex at your fingertips.
We've already started making progress on the Web as you can now find all our information related to Expansions and Cards available there - haven't tried it out yet? Give it a shot now!
With these new features on the horizon, we're confident that Dex will continue to be the ultimate companion for every Pokémon TCG enthusiast. Stay tuned as we work hard to bring these ambitions to life and, as always, we value your feedback which helps shape the future of Dex.
Here's to a groundbreaking 2024! 🥂